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The Role of Dissolved Cations in Coffee Extraction

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf501687c<p>The Role of Dissolved Cations in Coffee Extraction<p>Article

This is how the American system of government will die - Vox

The United States' system of government is a nightmare. The Constitution requires levels of consensus between branches of government that are not realistic in a modern country with ideologically polarized parties. The result is near-total policy stasis and gridlock that in some cases, like the debt …

Political Science

The Mysteries Of White Mist On The Surface of Black Coffee

Japanese physicists have finally begun to tease apart one of the more important cosmic conundrums<p>If you ever enjoy a cup of black coffee in the …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Technological innovation happens at an exponential rate.<p>Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many …

Metabolism first and the origin of life

There are many ideas about the origin of life but the only ones that concern me are the scientific ones. The 21st century debate mostly involves …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

Silicon Valley

Stretching turns carbyne into an insulator - Futurity

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, report researchers.


Compromise is key to evolving new creatures - Futurity

Trade-offs, which are evolutionary compromises, drive the diversity of life, according to new research.


Comb jellies have evolved totally different brains - Futurity

Comb jellies took a different path to neural complexity and use a new neurochemical language that doesn't exist in other animals, say researchers.

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

Photo of the day: A 15 year old girl from the Incan Empire who has been frozen for 500 years. http://t.co/mW11lXNtCW

Mixing up math class can boost test scores - Futurity

High school students in the US get higher scores on a standardized math test if …

Changes mix up critters in stream ecosystems - Futurity

Experiments suggest that scientists could be overlooking one of the most important aspects of climate …